English (United States)
The present thesis applies modern theories of transitional justice to the period following the rule of the Thirty Tyrants in Athens in 403 BC. Using post-genocide Rwanda for comparison, I find that the legal system in ancient Athens provided an outlet for individuals to air grievances in a controlled and official setting, which enabled a relatively smooth transition to peace, stability, and economic flourishing in fourth-century Athens.
Alexion, Elizabeth Marie, ""The Judge will be your neighbor": Transitional justice in ancient Athens and post-genocide Rwanda" (2016). Honors Theses - All. 1660.
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